Emmerdale star Chelsea Halfpenny has admitted that she finds crying on camera a challenge.
The actress, who plays Amy Wyatt in the soap, revealed that she uses her strong relationship with her mum to make her character's tears more authentic.
She told The Sun: "I'm really rubbish about the tearful scenes - I'd much rather play Amy when she's hammered.
"When I know I have to cry I get myself really worked up, because I don't ever want it to seem forced. I just worry that I won't do it right."
She added: "I'm really close to my mum so when we film the most emotional scenes, I imagine saying the words to her for real.
"Thinking about the same thing happening to us is really upsetting, and sometimes I was a mess afterwards."
Amy has recently met her estranged biological mother Kerry (Laura Norton).
The reunion does not go well as Kerry punches Amy for kissing her boyfriend at the teenager's birthday party.
This week their relationship is tested again after Amy finds out Kerry is in a diabetic coma in hospital.
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